Equestrian Job Opportunities

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Posted on 7/19/16
Baker Creek Farm

We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented individual to join our team! This is an awesome opportunity to walk into a well established riding program that allows for growth and creativity. Candidate must have a passion and aptitude for departing knowledge, and possess the ability to work with more advanced students, teaching jumping up to 2'6", as well as the patience to work with young children and beginners of all ages. Our program affords the candidate the opportunity to create new programs, run camps, schooling shows, and take students to local shows as the position grows. This position comes with a book of established clients, though it would be the job of the head instructor to further grow the business, thus earning more as it expands. Must have a background riding/showing hunters or jumpers, as well as experience or training as an instructor.  Would be welcome to bring their own horse. Housing will not be provided.

Applicants can submit their resumes to bakercreekfarm@gmail.com.


Posted on 7/15/16

Light Rein Farm, LLC

Farm Worker

Light Rein Farm is seeking experienced barn help to assist with day to day operations.  With this position comes an oppourtunity to start your own lessons and training program.  Our pay is $9.50 and part time.

Job tasks include but not limited to:

Cleaning Stalls
General Grounds and Fence Maintenance
Pasture Maintenance

We are aslo offering a qualified individual the opportunity to start their own riding and training business in conjunction with this position.  We can offer 4 stalls for training and use our lesson horse string to grow your lesson program.  We prefer a trainer interested in natural hosemenship methods, but must be familiar with open showing & different breeds including stock horse, gaited, and arabians (or willing to become familiar).  Please email resume with cover letter including your career goals to:  lightreinfarm@gmail.com.


Posted on 7/13/16

River Hollow Farm

Horse Farm Worker

We are currently hiring a full-time, year round Horse Farm Worker in Perrysburg, Ohio responsible for overall upkeep and maintenance of the farm.  General maintenance, cleaning, landscaping, mowing, weeding, trimming, cleaning horse stalls and other general labor.   

If you enjoy working outdoors and around animals this is the position for you.

Compensation will depend on experience, $9.50+ per hour with 30+ hours per week including some weekends. We also offer health insurance.

Job Requirements:

  • Must enjoy working outdoors and willing to work side by side with horses.

  • Must have own transportation.

  • Basic horse handling skills preferred.  Willing to train.

  • Basic operator experience helpful, not required (tractors, trucks, gator, mower, etc.)

Click Here to Apply


Posted on 7/5/16

Whitestone Farms


Whitestone Farm is a beautiful, full-service facility specializing in customized training and care for horses and riders located just twenty minutes west of downtown Fredericksburg, VA. We offer a wide range of internship opportunities that can be tailored to fit a student’s individual goals, interests, and background. Using quality instruction, combined with expertly guided hands-on experience, our training program will provide students with solid skills to enhance their resumes, meaningful recommendations, and potential professional placements in the future.


Ideal candidates will have an affinity for horses and people, a strong work ethic, and a positive attitude.  While Whitestone Farm does prefer interns who will stay for two semesters (summer-fall, fall-spring, spring-summer) or longer, shorter time frames will be considered and are an option. Interns enjoy guaranteed housing while participating in the program. Apartments over the barn and throughout the property are available. Further compensation or benefit packages for students can be determined after assessing the applicant’s goals, needs, and interests.


While internship applications and inquires will be accepted year round, Whitestone Farm does have preferred deadlines. For internships starting in the fall semester (late August/ early September), please contact Carol Hawley by March 1st. For internships starting in the spring semester (January), please contact Carol Hawley by July 1st. And for internships starting in the summer (late May/ early June), please contact Carol Hawley by December 1st.


For more information, or to apply, please contact Carol Hawley at:

cmhawleyinc@comcast.net or (540) 840-8789.

______________________________________________________________________________________Posted on 7/1/16

Albion College

Full Time Positions

The Albion College Nancy G. Held Equestrian Center invites applications and resumes for the position of Assistant Stable Manager.  The Held Center is a top quality training and show facility on 340 acres, which opened in the fall of 2004.  The main responsibilities include (but not limited to) managing the daily operations of our BHS training center including care of all horses (feeding, medicating, veterinary and farrier needs); maintaining college owned horses; record keeping; supervising part time grooms; and communicating with student boarders, parents, and management. This is a year-round, full time position which requires working in all conditions at any hour of the day or night.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Position will start immediately. 

Assistant Stable Manager Qualifications Include:

  • Experience managing a large equine operation
  • Experience supervising employees
  • Experience handling horses in stressful situations
  • Experience in determining when veterinarian care is necessary
  • Experience medicating and bandaging horses, driving tractors and hauling horses preferred
  • High standards, strong leadership skills and strong work ethic.

Western Riding Instructor Qualifications Include:

  • Considerable experience with training and competing in western horsemanship and reining required.

  • English riding skills also preferred.
  • Ability to ride, train and condition horses required.
  • Previous experience teaching riding lessons required.
  • Experience medicating and bandaging horses, driving tractors and hauling horses preferred
  • High standards, strong leadership skills and strong work ethic.
  • Experience judging is desirable.

Application Process:
Application materials should be sent electronically to dmenteer@albion.edu

Application materials should include:
• Cover letter
• Resume

Inquiries should be directed to:
Albion College Nancy G. Held Equestrian Center
Danielle Menteer – Associate Director

Phone: 517-629-0836
Fax: 517-629-0813


Posted on 6/7/16

Greene County Career Center

Equine Science Teacher

Greene County Career Center is currently hiring an Equine Science teacher. Click here to learn more.

To apply, click here or contact: Ryan McCoart at 937-372-6941 ext. 107


Posted on 6/1/16

Oak Haven Belgians

Farm Manager

Oak Haven Belgians is currently hiring a Farm Manager. Salary is dependent on abilities and experience. We need a farm hand to provide quality horse care, stallion handling and foaling. There are halter showing opportunities for the qualified candidate.


Contact Dr. Stone to learn more about this opportunity and to apply.


Office: 419-898-3411

Email: drstone@oakhavenbelgians.com


Posted on 5/19/16

JW Ranch

Full Time Barn Manager

JW Ranch is looking for a reliable, hardworking person to provide full care (not managing or overseeing others to get the work done) of 15 stall barn in addition to a few pastured horses.


Duties include all work relating to daily horse care – feeding, mucking, watering, turn in/out, addressing & caring for injuries and lameness, etc.


There is no equipment to operate (weed trimming is involved to maintain tidy surroundings, no mowing) - but must be willing to help with anything needed when called upon for (farm/ranch work).


Experience with horses is required for this position. Ideal candidate is someone who has knowledge riding cow horses. Exercise riding is available for qualified individuals; however, this is not a training position.


Horses are a way of life, if you understand this you know that the hours vary and fluctuate, it is never a 9 - 5 job & it is 6 days a week. Must be self-motivated and content working alone or with others. Non-Smoker. Position Includes a Private1 bedroom furnished apartment w/utilities included and a paid cell phone - will consider 1 owned horse to come.


Click Here to Apply


Posted on 5/12/16

Near Knob Farm

Show Groom

Our farm is located in Goodrich, Michigan. We are hiring a horse show groom for A-circuit Hunter/Jumper shows at Brownland Farm in beautiful Franklin, Tennessee.  Pay is $100/day plus tips.  Groom is responsible for helping to set up and tear down at the show grounds, morning and evening feedings, stall cleaning and care and grooming of 4 show hunters.  Hotel room is provided, but you must have your own transportation. 

Show Dates: May 22, 2016 - June 6, 2016

Please contact Roger Turner at: (313) 720-1303 (call or text), rogerturner54@gmail.com or message Near Knob Farm on Facebook.


Posted on 5/12/16

Starland Ranch

Barn Assistant

Our location is in El Reno, OK and we currently breed, sell and show quarter horses. We’re looking for a dedicated, hard-working, flexible individual who has experience with horses and has the knowledge to communicate problems/injuries if they were to arise. We currently have Spanish speaking employees so bilingual individuals are preferred, but the skill is not required for the position.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
-Exercising horses
-Halter breaking horses
-Providing basic care (grooming,  feeding, medicating)
-Assist vets and farriers
-Daily chores (care of barn dogs & cats, cleaning, taking temps, etc.)
-Foal watch
-House sitting

Hours are 7am-5pm, 6 days a week. Times may change based on situations at the farm.

Contact Annee Miller at starlandranch@gmail.com


Posted on 5/5/16

Teener Thoroughbreds

Working Student

Part time working student needed in Wheaton, Il. We work with a variety of horses and disciplines. Riding is not required but is certainly available!

 We teach lessons, rehab injured horses, do training rides and sales prep.

Expected skills to already know:
Grooming/Tacking, Lunging, Bathing

Contact Christine at (815) 276-5655 or teenerottbs@gmail.com